Monday, July 14, 2014


Much of Brazil's population takes the world's most beautiful game very seriously. Their national football team losing in the semi final match to the powerhouse Germans has caused nothing short of Chernobyl-type fallout.

From today's Washington Post...

2014 World Cup draws to a close in conflicted Brazil

If you care about the issue at all, or are just bemused about something which to you is unimportant at the end of the day ("It's just a bleedin' game!"), then you will want to read the above linked article after reading this pulled quote...

"Even though Germany was the team hoisting the championship trophy here Sunday, the mere presence of the blue Argentine jerseys in the final underscored how disastrously this tournament unfolded for Brazil on the field. The host nation had to watch its archrival contend for perhaps the biggest title in all of sports."

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